Funding News Edition: April 05, 2017 See more articles in this edition
Now in its 10th year, NIAID's biodefense laboratory network offers useful resources to NIAID-sponsored investigators studying biodefense and emerging infectious disease agents.
You can request use of the network's biocontainment facilities or get animal models, pathogens, imaging services, laboratory and analytical support, specialized equipment, and more. For example, you could perform research protocols under biosafety level (BSL) 3 containment or even join a network lab for a full collaboration on research studies.
As shown on the following map, the National Biocontainment Laboratories (NBLs) and Regional Biocontainment Laboratories (RBLs) offer biocontainment facilities up to BSL 4 and BSL 3 respectively.
The NIAID-funded construction of these labs followed the most stringent guidelines, and as a result, these laboratories are state of the art with the latest building automation systems for safe biocontainment. All labs have been approved and registered for select agent research by CDC.
Each NBL and RBL offers distinct resources and services for the research community. Review what each site has to offer at National Biocontainment Laboratories and Regional Biocontainment Laboratories and choose the Available Services link for each lab. There you will also see a list of the specific pathogens that the lab is registered to handle.
To get more information on a particular site's offerings or to propose a collaboration, use that site's contact information as shown on the laboratory list.